I have good eaters, for the most part. My two littles (although are 12 and 10 still little??) are up for trying new things, and I don’t force them to eat something they really dislike. My kids naturally have things they prefer, or dislike, of course. One loves eggs, one doesn’t. The other one loves anything BBQ, with lots of sauce, the other doesn’t. But they both know, if Momma cooks it, then you’d best eat up since breakfast is a long ways away.
Imagine my delight when I find a food that please them both. A healthy food, even.
This concoction initially became a reality because my daughter loves peaches, and she had been asking for some kind of peach smoothie for a while. She kept begging to go to Jamba Juice.. which I don’t mind. But if I can make a more delicious, cheaper, healthier alternative, I will.
We were on our weekly jaunt to our local bulk food store. I told her if we could find frozen peaches with no sugar added, she would have herself a peach smoothie.
And we did.
No, they aren’t organic. But, they came in a huge 3 lb pound bag for under $7. I also found some coconut milk, full fat, without preservatives, so we were a go for some kind of peach smoothie.
I like things simple, so I thought.. let’s start with frozen peaches, 1 can of the coconut milk and see what we have. It wasn’t the best because the peaches weren’t super sweet, so we added a few drops of stevia to the mix. Much better. I thought it was missing something else, so I added a dash of pure vanilla extract to the mixture, and we arrived at nirvana, my friends!!
There is something about the creamy coconut, mixed with the frozen tart peaches, and the smooth vanilla, that turns simple ingredients into a decadent, but healthy milkshake. It was thick, and rich, a little bit tangy, and best of all, no added sugar! Filled with healthy fats from the coconut. We went through our 3 lb. bag o’peaches in about a week, if that tells you anything. 🙂
And I did call it a milkshake, otherwise my 12 year old son wouldn’t have tried it. It’s all about how you sell it, people. 😉
We don’t need fussy, or fancy to be good here at the Tolsonhouse. Go ahead.. this is the perfect afternoon snack for those hot spring and summer days. My little miss has also been requesting it for breakfast as well. Absolutely baby girl. This will make your brain work well. 🙂
Healthy Peach Milkshake (Paleo)
1 can of full fat coconut milk (use the lite if you prefer, it won’t be as creamy)
2 cups of frozen sliced peaches
A few drops of liquid stevia (or other sweetener of choice)
1 Tablespoon of pure Vanilla extract. (yes, that much!)
Blend up ingredients in a high powered blender for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Done. If it gets a tad thick, add a few splashes of pure water until it creams together. Makes 2 servings. 🙂
Happy Peach Milkshake making, y’all!!Pin It